Keywords: great britain -- history -- charles i

Peveril of the Peak

Peveril of the Peak


Walter Scott

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Year of publication: 0

PEVERIL OF THE PEAK By Sir Walter Scott, Bart. CHAPTER I When civil dudgeon first grew high, And men fell out, they knew not why When foul words, jealousies, and fears, Set folk together by the ears BUTLER. William, the Conqueror of England, was, or supposed himself to be, the father of a certain William Peveril, who attended him to the battle of Hastings, and there distinguished himself. The liberal-minded monarch, who assumed in his charters the veritable title of Gulielmus Bastardus, was not ...

Keywords: 1660-1685 -- Fiction Great Britain -- History -- Charles II
The Tavern Knight

The Tavern Knight


Rafael Sabatini

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Year of publication: 2001

THE TAVERN KNIGHT By Rafael Sabatini CHAPTER I. ON THE MARCH He whom they called the Tavern Knight laughed an evil laughsuch a laugh as might fall from the lips of Satan in a sardonic moment. He sat within the halo of yellow light shed by two tallow candles, whose sconces were two empty bottles, and contemptuously he eyed the youth in black, standing with white face and quivering lip in a corner of the mean chamber. Then he laughed again, and in a hoarse voice, sorely suggestive of the bottle, ...

Keywords: 1625-1649 -- Fiction Adventure stories Great Britain -- History -- Charles I